Friday, September 4, 2009

New Yorks Bravest

Ever wonder what firefighters do when they are not responding to a blaze?

Hat tip to my large and gentle Irish friend for sending me this one.

A firefighters union says a New York City engine company had to close its firehouse for 30 minutes to bathe a circus elephant on city orders.

The Uniformed Firefighters Association says Brooklyn’s Engine Company 245 didn’t want to participate in the photo opportunity with circus elephant Suzie, part of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show in Coney Island. But it says city officials ordered the engine company to participate, the Associated Press reports.

Could have been worse. The could have been assigned to the intake line at Jenny Craig.

The article is here.

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